Swatara Youth Police Program a Success!

The Swatara Township Police Department held a graduation ceremony today for the 16 young boys and girls who participated in the department’s first youth program.  The 5 day program consisted of multiple police related topics which were geared toward educating the participants in various aspects of law enforcement.  This program gave them a behind the scenes look at policing.  Topics included traffic enforcement, DUI enforcement, police K-9, police forensics, police use of force, crime scene investigations and more.  We would like to extend a big Thank You to the township’s Board of Commissioners for their continued support of community outreach programs and to ALL of the youth who participated and the parents/guardians who provided transportation to and from the township building.  Our officers had a lot of fun engaging with the youth and teaching them about the profession of policing.  This program is open to youth ages 13-15 years of age and will be offered again in 2020 in late June.